Prolong meaning

prə-lông', -lŏng'
To prolong is to make something last longer.

When you read the last few pages of a good book very slowly so you can enjoy reading it longer, this is an example of a time when you prolong the book.

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To lengthen or extend in time or space.
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To extend in space or length.
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To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.
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To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.

The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.

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To lengthen in duration; protract.

Factors that prolong the drug's effect.

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Origin of prolong

  • Middle English prolongen from Old French prolonguer from Late Latin prōlongāre Latin prō- forth pro–1 Latin longus long del-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition